May 11th, 2015

Greetings from the Pacific Coast!

Hello everyone! If you dream of eternal sunshine, ocean views and an overall relaxed lifestyle, San Diego is the place for you. During the past week, I was reminded how landscapes and mentalities strongly differ depending on where you're traveling in the USA. In San Diego, people are more laid back, casual and less pretentious. There's a hippie, surfer, earthy vibe emanating from a lot of residents. Life there appeared more organic and suited to my personality type. It's a pity that I don't crave so much sun and warmth, otherwise I would seriously consider moving there. The downside is that the cost of living is very high, and California is one of the most heavily taxed and regulated States in America.

Have you ever noticed the State flag? It still has "California Republic" emblazoned on it, honoring the point in history when California wished to be a stand alone republic...
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